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Merry Christmas to one and all!

December 24, 2009

Hey Football Fiends!

I’ve been enjoying a little extended Holiday Break here on Gridiron Goddess. Licking my wounds, so to speak and hoping for better things for my beloved USC Trojans next year!

Tomorrow, I’ll be watching my San Diego Chargers kick Vince Young and the Titans asses. What a good Christmas present that will be. I always enjoy seeing Young go down. Call it a four-year hangover from the 2006 Rose Bowl, whatever.

I’ll also be watching USC’s men’s basketball team take on my hometown UNLV Runnin’ Rebels in the Championship Game of the tournament going on in Hawaii this week.

Then of course on Saturday, USC vs Boston College in the Emerald Bowl. Friends, I don’t even want to hazard to make a guess on the final outcome there. I watched Oregon State implode vs BYU live at the LV Bowl on Tuesday. Cal’s performance against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl on Wednesday left a lot to be desired. For it being such an up year for the Pac-10 with one of the most exciting conference races in the country, we’re sure not showing our strength so far in Bowl games.

I’m not even going to get into the Joe McKnight crap right now. Or the three Trojans declared academically ineligible for the Emerald Bowl. It makes my head hurt to think about it. Have we not suffered enough this season?

Perhaps Santa can bring my Trojans a much needed season ending victory on Saturday? Maybe if I leave Santa and extra special treat tonight?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Football Fiends!

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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College Football Picks Week 5: Who will go down this weekend

October 1, 2009

Week 5 Final: 11-6

Week 4 Final:11-5

Week 3 Final: 14-2

Week 2 Final: 11 – 4

Week 1 Final: 10 – 4

Hey Football Fiends!

My money is on Miami beating Oklahoma. Of course I don’t really EXPECT the ‘Canes to beat the Sooners, but I sure HOPE they do!

BYU over Utah State

Pitt over Louisville

South Florida over Syracuse

Florida State over BC

Bama over Kentucky

Ole Miss over Vandy

Notre Dame over Washington

LSU over UGA

Oklahoma over Miami

ASU over Oregon State

UCLA over Stanford

USC over Cal

Tennessee over Auburn

Michigan over Michigan State

Penn State over Illinois

GA Tech over Mississippi State

Wake Forest over NC State

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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College Football Picks – Week 5: USC will win but take Wazzou and the points

September 24, 2009

Week 4 Final:11-5

Week 3 Final: 14-2

Week 2 Final: 11 – 4

Week 1 Final: 10 – 4

Hey Football Fiends-

It’s that time of the week again and this Trojan alum finds herself in a familiar place. Unsure of which USC football team is going to show up to play Saturday night in the Coliseum. USC is a 46.5 favorite over Washington State and as past years have shown – this isn’t a great place to be in. That said, Matt Barkely is starting and USC will win the game. I just don’t think our offense has gelled enough to beat that point spread.

USC over Washington State

Mizzou over Nevada

Ohio State over Illinois

Wisconsin over Michigan State

LSU over Mississippi State

Alabama over Arkansas

Florida over Kentucky

UGA over ASU  (I think the Sundevils have a real shot here and I hope they do win! I just, hmmm, am not sure.)

Cal over Oregon

Florida State over South Florida

GA Tech over UNC

U of Miami over VA Tech

Notre Dame over Purdue

Penn State over Iowa

Oregon State over Arizona

Utah over Louisville

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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My take on the BCS… Before this week’s rankings

November 9, 2008

Look, USC won, sure. But they did nothing to show that they are worthy of jumping ahead of the other 1 loss teams of Florida, Texas and Oklahoma. Style points were MISSING in a big way from that win against Cal.

Here’s how I’d rank the BCS this week:

1. Alabama

2. Texas Tech

3. Utah

4. Florida

5. Texas

6. Oklahoma

7. USC

8. Penn State

9. Ohio State

10. Boise State

Utah is undefeated, has faced more ranked opponents than USC and still has BYU on their schedule. They SHOULD jump the 1 loss teams.

But will they?

Stay Tuned.

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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CFB Picks Week: Halloween & USC Homecoming

October 31, 2008

13-3 on the day!

Hey Football Fiends!
Here are this week’s College Football Picks.
You know the drill. 16 games. 32 teams. 16 winners. 16 losers.

Fresno St over LA Tech

Notre Dame over Pitt

USC over Washington

Oklahoma over Nebraska

Cal over Oregon

Texas Tech over Texas (If anyone’s going to upset the Longhorns this year it’s Tech)

Michigan St over Wisconsin

LSU over Tulane

Utah over New Mexico

Oregon St over ASU

Alabama over Arkansas St

UVA over Miami

Illinois over Iowa

Wake over Duke

Mizzou over Baylor

Mississippi over Auburn

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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CFB Picks week 6

October 3, 2008

Wrap up- Well 13-3 is MUCH BETTER than last week!

hey Football Fiends!

Well hmmm. Here’s to hoping this weekend goes better than last weekend for my picks.

WV over Rutgers

Penn State over Purdue

Mich State over Iowa

Ole Miss over South Carolina

Auburn over Vandy

Mizzou over Nebraska

Texas over Colorado

Cal over ASU

Arizona over Washington

Oklahoma over Baylor

Fresno State over Hawaii

USC over Oregon

VA Tech over W. Kentucky

Ohio State over Wisconsin (tho I am tempted to pick Wisc–definitely go w Wisc if you’re betting the 1.5 point spread)

Tennessee over N. Illinois

UCLA over Wazzou

-Your Gridiron Goddess

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College Football Week 3 – Picks

September 12, 2008

WRAP UP: 13-3

hey Football Fiends!

It’s the BIG WEEKEND for the Trojans and Buckeyes and I’ll definitely have some thoughts on that before kick off tomorrow.

But for now, here are your picks. 16 games. 32 teams. 16 winners. 16 losers. You know the drill.

USC over Ohio State

South Florida over Kansas 37-34

Mizzou over Nevada-Reno 69-17

BYU over UCLA 59-0 (HAHAHAHAHAHA)

Georgia over South Carolina (Is it just me or is So Car shaping up to be 2008’s bipolar team? So FL was 2007’s) 14-7

Oregon State over Hawaii

Fresno State over Wisconsin

Michigan over Notre Dame (is anyone outside of Ann Arbor and South Bend even interested in this battle of the bad?) 35-17

ECU over Tulane 28-24

LSU over North Texas (way to schedule those tough games LSU!)

California over Maryland 35-27

Virginia Tech over Georgia Tech 20-17

Penn State over Syracuse

Oregon over Purdue

Auburn over Mississippi State

Iowa over Iowa State (that one’s for my pal Tracy) 17-5

-Your Gridiron Goddess